We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
For many of us, the end of the academic year could mean burnout or just boredom. Spending months doing the same tasks over and over again, just for them to abruptly stop, can take a toll on our mental health. This sudden lack of structure can be draining as we focus more on our problems and less on positive ways to solve them.
Research has shown that having a daily routine can improve mental health by giving us a sense of control. Creating structure for ourselves can improve focus, productivity, and organization.
Here are some steps for creating a positive daily routine:
Start the day with affirmations
Don't check social media immediately after waking up
Write down your goals for the day
Take regular breaks throughout the day
Stay physically active
Incorporate a healthy diet
Get enough sleep